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Save the Whales [Model 11035]

Unreleased Atari 2600 cart. published 38 years ago by Fox Video Games, Inc.

Save the Whales [Model 11035] screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Save the Whales © 1983 20th Century Fox

You control a submarine that must 'Save the Whales' by shooting the harpoons or nets thrown by the ship at the top of the screen. You can choose between harpoons or nets by changing the difficulty switch, harpoons are smaller and faster than the nets so they're harder to hit. If a harpoon or net hits your sub you'll have some damage, if you take five hits it's game over and all the whales die!

TECHNICAL

Model 11035

TRIVIA

Unreleased prototype.

After much rumor and speculation about its existence, a prototype for this game was finally found in early 2002. Save the Whales had long been rumored to have been playable on the short-lived Gameline network, although nobody could actually remember playing the game. The game was actually supposed to be part of a trio of eco-friendly games designed by Steve Beck to raise money for various charities and organizations. The other two games in the series Dutch Elm Defender and Attack of the Baby Seals were never programmed. Proceeds from Save the Whales would have gone to Green Peace, but since the game was never released they didn't get anything.

STAFF

Programmer: Steve Beck

SOURCES

Game's ROM.